The Great Plains Bicycling Club is Lincoln, Nebraska's recreational bicycling club. We organize rides in and around Lincoln, promote cycling and bicycle safety, publish a newsletter, and much more. We welcome all recreational riders to join us on our rides and in our other activities.
We want this to be a website that people in Lincoln and Nebraska can rely upon for information about recreational cycling. We want to know of any Nebraska-area rides that aren't in our listings. If you are aware of a recreational ride that is not listed, please contact the webmaster and provide a description and other details.
Heatstroke 100 - Sunday 24 August 2014
The 10th Anniversary Heatstroke 100 Ride is fast approaching. We want to make this the best one ever! Not up for a full century? There are several shorter distances available. Check the Firecracker web page for full details.
Commemorative Heatstroke 100 Jersey
Help GPBC celebrate the upcoming 10th Anniversary of the Heatstroke 100 by purchasing the fiery new Heatstroke Jersey. See the Heatstroke Jersey page for details.
Firecracker Ride Update
A record 147 riders participated in the free public Firecracker Ride from Seward on July 4th. The morning started out cool and calm, but as usual a strong south wind kicked up by late morning, so the return ride to Seward was a challenge for the 50 mile riders. One intrepid fellow rode the full route twice for a full century! Thanks to all the riders who came out to participate and to Mike Berger, Bob Boyce, and Randy Smith for providing registration and SAG duty.
2013 Education Report
At the GPBC Annual Meeting, Bob Boyce reported on the club's education activities for 2013. Bob and assistants met one-on-one with 1,774 individuals, mostly children, and gave out a 5-page handout to their parents. Bob would like to thank Lynette Zimmer and Bob and Ann Brown who helped run the club booth at several events, and Mike Heyle of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, who helped with preparation of materials. The full education report is available as a PDF file.